Philadelphia’s 15 Highest Paid Athletes in 2021

 

Posted By: Pamela Toy
 

Philadelphia's Highest Paid Athletes in 2021
 

There’s no question that Philadelphia sports fans are super passionate. With COVID disrupting the world over the last year and a half, many professional sports had shortened seasons.

Many people were negatively affected financially by COVID. Naturally, I enjoy seeing people become successful and earn generational wealth (especially if they are representing Philadelphia!).

As a die-hard Philadelphia sport’s fan myself, I was curious which athletes in Philadelphia earned the most in 2021. I decided to put together a list of our city’s top-paid athletes based on the salary they earn from their team.

We included athletes from the following organizations: 76ers, Eagles, Flyers, and Phillies.

Let’s go ahead and jump in.

Here are the top 15 Highest-Paid Athletes in Philadelphia in 2021:

 
 

1. Tobias Harris

 
Tobias Harris
 
Salary: $36,000,000 for the 2021-2022 season (1)
Team: Philadelphia 76ers
Position: Small Forward (2)
 
 

2. Ben Simmons

 
Ben Simmons
 
Salary: $31,590,000 for the 2021-2022 season (1)
Team: Philadelphia 76ers
Position: Point Guard (3)
 
 

3. Joel Embiid

 
Joel Embiid
 
Salary: $31,579,390 for the 2021-2022 season (1)
Team: Philadelphia 76ers
Position: Center (4)
 
 

4. Bryce Harper

 

Bryce Harper
 
Salary: $26,000,000 (5)
Team: Philadelphia Phillies
Position: Right Fielder (6)
 
 

5. Zack Wheeler

 
Zack Wheeler
 
Salary: $22,500,000 (5)
Team: Philadelphia Phillies
Position: Right Fielder (7)
 
 

6. Andrew McCutchen

 
Andrew McCutchen
 
Salary: $20,000,000 (5)
Team: Philadelphia Phillies
Position: Outfielder (8)
 
 

7. J.T. Realmuto

 
J.T. Realmuto
 
Salary: $20,000,000 (5)
Team: Philadelphia Phillies
Position: Catcher (9)
 
 

8. Fletcher Cox

 
Fletcher Cox
 
Salary: $15,000,000 (10)
Team: Philadelphia Eagles
Position: Defensive Tackle (11)
 
 

9. Jean Segura

 
Salary: $14,250,000 (5)
Team: Philadelphia Phillies
Position: Short Stop/Second baseman (12)
 
 

10. Didi Gregorius

 
Didi Gregorius
 
Salary: $12,000,000 (5)
Team: Philadelphia Phillies
Position: Short Stop (13)
 
 

11. Aaron Nola

 
Aaron Nola
 
Salary: $11,750,000 (5)
Team: Philadelphia Phillies
Position: Pitcher (14)
 
 

12. Danny Green

 
Danny Green
 
Salary: $10,000,000 (1)
Team: Philadelphia 76ers
Position: Shooting Guard (15)
 
 

13. Odubel Herrera

 
Odubel Herrera
 
Salary: $10,000,000 (5)
Team: Philadelphia Phillies
Position: Center Fielder (16)
 
 

14. Kyle Gibson

 
Kyle Gibson
 
Salary: $10,000,000 (5)
Team: Philadelphia Phillies
Position: Pitcher (17)
 
 

15. Kevin Hayes

 
Kevin Hayes
 
Salary: $9,000,000 (18)
Team: Philadelphia Flyers
Position: Center (19)
 
 
There you have it. These are Philadelphia’s Highest-Paid athletes in 2021!
 
 

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References:

1. Philadelphia 76ers Team Payroll. Basketball Reference. https://www.basketball-reference.com/contracts/PHI.html.

2. Tobias Harris. Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tobias_Harris.

3. Ben Simmons. Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben_Simmons.

4. Joel Embiid. Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joel_Embiid.

5. Philadelphia Phillies 2021 Payroll. Sport Rac. https://www.spotrac.com/mlb/philadelphia-phillies/payroll/.

6. Bryce Harper. Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bryce_Harper.

7. Zack Wheeler. Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zack_Wheeler.

8. Andrew McCutchen. Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrew_McCutchen.

9. J.T. Realmuto. Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J._T._Realmuto.

10. Philadelphia Eagles 2021 Salary Cap. Sport Rac. https://www.spotrac.com/nfl/philadelphia-eagles/cap/.

11. Fletcher Cox. Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fletcher_Cox.

12. Jean Segura. Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean_Segura.

13. Didi Gregorius. Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Didi_Gregorius.

14. Aaron Nola. Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aaron_Nola.

15. Danny Green. Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Danny_Green_(basketball).

16. Odubel Herrera. Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Od%C3%BAbel_Herrera.

17. Kyle Gibson. Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kyle_Gibson.

18. Philadelphia Flyers 2021-2022 Salary Cap. Sport Rac. https://www.spotrac.com/nhl/philadelphia-flyers/cap/.

19. Kevin Hayes. Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kevin_Hayes_(ice_hockey).